The UK supplier of the world's biggest selling spirits brand, Stolichnaya, has said that it is back in stock of the famous vodka brand after a tumultuous few months when the Russian government blocked shipments bound for the UK.

Following the recent battles between the Russian vodka company Sojuzplodimport (SPI) and the Russian Ministry of Agriculture over the ownership of the Stolichnaya trademark rights, the Russian government put a blockade on stocks of the spirit awaiting departure for the US and UK, among other export markets, from the port of Kaliningrad.

However Stolichnaya's UK distributor First Drinks Brands said stock would be available to order from the company from today, after Soyuzplodimport, the vodka's producer, moved bottling to Riga in Latvia. Stolichnaya continues to be distilled in Russia, the company said.

First Drinks Brands' marketing manager Fiona Lovatt said: "We have been working closely with SPI to resolve the stock issue as quickly as possible. We are now in a position to be able to guarantee supply once more."

Alexey Oliynik, president of SPI Spirits said: "We…were very disappointed that supplies of Stolichnaya to the UK were temporarily blocked back in March. We are very pleased to confirm, therefore, that it is once again business as usual. The situation has been resolved and shipments to the UK are now fully restored."